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1970 Le Mans Gulf Porsche

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1970 Le Mans Gulf Porsche
Posted by vintagegarage on Monday, March 04, 2019 7:59 PM

How many times have you watched the movie?

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Posted by vintagegarage on Monday, March 04, 2019 8:01 PM

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:25 PM

G'day vintagegarage, that's a very well done build of Steve McQueen's 917, is it the Fujimi kit?  Your paintwork, decals, and extra detailing are all done superbly.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by vintagegarage on Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:08 AM

yes it is, enjoyed the build but was disappointed that there was no engine.

There are aftermarket ones on Ebay but very costly,hard to justify. I did make the fuel and oil tanks but chose to keep bonnet closed. Thanks for looking.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 07, 2019 1:53 PM

Vintage, I have only seen the movie on the big screen one time, the year it came out, but I have seen it many times on television since then. Your model is absolutely beautiful and brings back fond memorys of being in that darkened theatre and witnessing the spectacle that was Lemans back in the day. The sound of the cars back then and the sensation of speed that was transferred to the viewer was an awesome  experience to take part in. Truly cinematic genius. Your model is true genius at work as well. Paint, decals, cleanlines of build, and details are at the highest levels of model building. You should be very proud of this one. 

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Posted by vintagegarage on Thursday, March 07, 2019 3:57 PM

First off thank you so much. As far as the movie goes, it was just a few years ago when i saw it first. I just installed a 150 inch home theatre in 4K for Christmas it was my choice to see it first and larger. I was so excited I could feel the hair on my arms stand up, and reached out to touch the Ferrari while it pitted. the only thing that was missing was the smell. With all the tech we have now the cars don't have near the looks or coolness about them.

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Posted by texwardfan on Thursday, March 07, 2019 5:14 PM

vintagegarage

First off thank you so much. As far as the movie goes, it was just a few years ago when i saw it first. I just installed a 150 inch home theatre in 4K for Christmas it was my choice to see it first and larger. I was so excited I could feel the hair on my arms stand up, and reached out to touch the Ferrari while it pitted. the only thing that was missing was the smell. With all the tech we have now the cars don't have near the looks or coolness about them.

 

 

Totally agree. There was another porsche in the movie that seemed even more badass then the one Mcqueen was driving, if I remember correctly. If that is true what was the difference between the two cars? I might be totally misremembering this.

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Posted by vintagegarage on Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:21 PM

To be honest I feel that the 20 car isn't his, he wrecked his half way threw and was asked to finish the race in it.

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Posted by ajniner94 on Friday, March 08, 2019 7:17 AM

I am currently building a pair og GT's with the same gulf scheme.  Where did you get the paint?  Also how did you make the seat belts?

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 08, 2019 5:47 PM

vintagegarage

To be honest I feel that the 20 car isn't his, he wrecked his half way threw and was asked to finish the race in it.

 

 

Ive decided I'm going to find the movie on DVD and watch it again. My curiosity is peeked.

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Posted by Gary Davis on Friday, March 08, 2019 7:24 PM

Great build of a very cool Movie Racecar. I've watched the movie probably 5 times as I own it. I also have the Bio of how that movie was made and all the turmoil that took place. It's a very interesting back story of the movie... You won't be disappointed Mark.

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Saturday, March 09, 2019 7:53 AM

Gary Davis

Great build of a very cool Movie Racecar. I've watched the movie probably 5 times as I own it. I also have the Bio of how that movie was made and all the turmoil that took place. It's a very interesting back story of the movie... You won't be disappointed Mark.

 

 

Gary, I mostly want to answer my own question if there was another porsche in the movie that was faster and different then the one that Mcqueen finished the race in.

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Posted by vintagegarage on Saturday, March 09, 2019 6:40 PM

The paint is from Model Car World, And the car your thinking of is the white long tail thats starts on the pole, your going to make me watch it again just to be sure.

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Posted by texwardfan on Friday, March 22, 2019 8:55 AM

I ordered the Le Mans movie DVD from Barnes and Noble. should be in my mailbox tommorow. Thanks for building this model. I probably would never have purchased it without seeing your build, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie  again.

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Posted by vintagegarage on Monday, March 25, 2019 4:05 PM

i hope you have fun watching with no interuptions.

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Posted by Eagle36 on Monday, March 25, 2019 4:25 PM
Don't bother turning up the sound for the first ten minutes or so. . .
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  • From: southeast Texas
Posted by texwardfan on Monday, March 25, 2019 5:35 PM

Thats the beauty of a dvd . You can stop and start it as much as you want and not miss a thing. and even go back and re watch a particular scene over and over again and i hope to get some good screen shots so if I find the kit I can use them for reference. 

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